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Count Me In! Consortium

The Count Me In! (CMI!) consortium is a Strategic Partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. CMI! consists of member organisations: Mama Cash, the Association for Women’s Rights in Development, CREA, Just Associates, the Sister Funds Urgent Action Fund for Feminist Activism and Urgent Action Fund Africa, with Mama Cash as the lead organisation and pen holder. The sex worker-led Red Umbrella Fund (RUF) and the Dutch gender platform WO=MEN are strategic partners of the consortium.

The CLIMA Fund

The CLIMA Fund is a collaboration between Global Greengrants Fund, Grassroots International, Thousand Currents, and Urgent Action Fund for Feminist Activism. We are a like-minded community funding grassroots movements to cool the planet and build resilience around the globe. We envision a world in which climate justice is realized and grassroots movements have the resources to implement self-determined solutions to the climate crisis. is the European Union Human Rights Defenders mechanism, led by a consortium of 12 NGOs active in the field of human rights.

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Chinyere Ezie



Chinyere Ezie is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, where she advocates for racial justice, gender justice, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI+) rights, and challenges governmental abuses of power. Chinyere previously worked at the Southern Poverty Law Center where she brought cases defending the rights of LGBTQI+ Southerners. She also served as a Trial Attorney at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where she litigated employment discrimination cases and secured a $5.1 million jury verdict on behalf of workers subjected to unlawful treatment. Chinyere is a William J. Fulbright Scholar, a White House Fellows Program Regional Panelist, and a cum laude graduate of Yale University. She also received a Juris Doctorate from Columbia Law School, where she was an Alexander Hamilton Scholar and served as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Gender and Law. Chinyere serves on the Board of Directors of the Transgender Law Center and the feminist grant-making organization the Urgent Action Fund. She was also a Founding Board Member of the National Trans Bar Association.In 2018, she was named one of the nation’s Best LGBTQI+ Lawyers Under 40.